Reading Power tutors prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade students in North Chicago’s early childhood center and two elementary schools and first and second grade students in one Zion elementary school. For full data analysis, see our Annual Report.
The Reading Power curricula accelerate the learning of the students in the program. Over the past four years our kindergarten and first grade students made five times the gains and second grade students made three times the gains when compared to non-tutored students. In the 2016-17 school year, first grade students made six-fold gains, second grade five-fold, and kindergarten three-fold the gains of their non-tutored classmates. Our students begin the school year far behind their peers. This accelerated growth through our individualized tutoring program is necessary to provide students crucial, early literacy intervention in addition to their quality classroom instruction. Reading Power provides additional opportunities for our students to accelerate their learning to help them reach their intellectual potential, become active problem solvers, and more confident learners in and out of the classroom.